This is where you’ll learn how to how to build a portable generator sound enclosure without denting your pockets with thousand dollars.
At the end of this precise post, you’ll see some video tutorials detailing the exact way to come up with a portable generator sound enclosure at home…
Without a portable generator sound enclosure, the generator may be a great nuisance to you and maybe the whole of the neighborhood that you are in.
Building a generator sound enclosure is not a complex task that can give you a migraine.
With a few materials that you may get easily from the stores, you can be able to make your own one of a kind generator sound enclosure.
What Materials Do You Need?
In general, you will need as much wood as you can get for a construction that can either match the size of the generator or something larger for some other items to fit in.
You really do not need any large construction since it may cost you more and probably be inefficient.
You may choose to go for either Styrofoam or rubber for the sound insulation.
These two items are the major requirements to make the generator enclosure soundproof, though the wood will also take part in the absorption of the vibrations.
Making Your Soundproof Generator Shed.
As stated earlier, you may have to make the enclosure 5 inches larger for future convenience. You may also make it as large as the largest portable generator in case you project on buying a larger one after some time.
- The generator enclosure should be a perfect rectangle with a door opening on one of the larger sides. If you find a side door too much of an inconvenience, you can make the roof to be the point of entry.
- To seal off the noise in an effective manner, you can make the door as large as the whole width dimension. By doing this you can insulate the inner part of the door or roof with the rubber or the Styrofoam effectively.
- After you are done making the stable rectangular enclosure, you can create an opening that sort of looks like the window binders. The idea is to create an opening that can allow the generator to breathe out the massive fumes.
- If a binder-like opening is harder to make, you can try out a different type of opening by leaving half an inch space at the bottom of the enclosure. This opening should be left on the side that the exhaust is facing.
- On the inner part of this spacing, you can nail a wooden plank that has half the height of the generator enclosure. The fumes will be forced to rise and then go back down with a lower kinetic energy and heat energy, making the tar to settle down instead of combining with the air.
- After that, you are now ready to insulate the whole interior of the enclosure with either of the two materials. Using rubber will help with the inner look. You however have to apply more than one layer to have a perfect soundproof enclosure.
- The Styrofoam works perfectly without a dual or triple layer. The overall inner look will however be tarnished after some time as the fumes will deposit tar on the outlet wall.
- For extra security, you can add a latch that will lock the contents securely.